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Residents of the Chilliwack River Valley alerted their FVRD director

Chilliwack River Valley residents find abandoned boat on roadside

FVRD director says more "boots on the ground" needed to help combat trash being left in pristine area

Residents of the Chilliwack River Valley alerted their FVRD director
Some Metro Vancouver garbage ends up at the Vancouver landfill in Delta

B.C. eyes more garbage policy reforms

Principles crafted by Surrey MLA Marvin Hunt may influence whether waste goes to new Metro Vancouver incinerator or landfill

Some Metro Vancouver garbage ends up at the Vancouver landfill in Delta
Neighbours living around the proposed mixed housing development on Higginson came to city hall en masse Tuesday night.

Council sends Higginson development back

Chilliwack council wants more done on a proposal for 174 new homes following concerns about height, traffic safety, and reduced sunlight.

Neighbours living around the proposed mixed housing development on Higginson came to city hall en masse Tuesday night.

Chilliwack school district moves forward with cost-cutting budget

Board approves first reading of 2015-2016 school district budget, with $2.7 million in savings

Megan Tibbles

Helping earthquake victims one glass of lemonade at a time

May 22 is International Lemonade Stand Day and proceeds will help victims of the Nepal earthquake

Megan Tibbles
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie

Seniors’ advocate calls for housing reforms

There is room in assisted living but rules and low-income supports need improvement, Isobel Mackenzie says

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie
The popular Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby will not be held this year. But the group that hosted the event for the past two years is hoping anglers will have their lines back in the water by next year.

Pikeminnow Derby cancelled at Cultus this year

The derby just took a huge amount of work, as these things do, so they are looking for a new host organization to run it next year

The popular Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby will not be held this year. But the group that hosted the event for the past two years is hoping anglers will have their lines back in the water by next year.
Firefighters work to retrieve a tranquilized bear from a tree in Townsend Park near the ball diamonds on Wednesday afternoon.

Townsend park bear relocated

Chilliwack firefighters help bring down bear found in popular recreation area

Firefighters work to retrieve a tranquilized bear from a tree in Townsend Park near the ball diamonds on Wednesday afternoon.
SCF board members and business owners Sandra Bonner-Pederson

Building business relationships in traditional Sto:lo territory

Sto:lo success stories will be in the spotlight at Aboriginal Business Connect on May 27 at the Sto:lo Resource Centre.

SCF board members and business owners Sandra Bonner-Pederson
Efforts are underway at city hall to streamline applications from food vendors looking for permission to park on public lands in Chilliwack.

Faster food truck permits may be on the way in Chilliwack

Food truck operators in Chilliwack may be getting a break.

Efforts are underway at city hall to streamline applications from food vendors looking for permission to park on public lands in Chilliwack.
Composite sketch of the suspect in an April 30 incident of suspected child luring.

Chilliwack RCMP warn of suspected child luring

RCMP investigating to see if two incidents are linked

Composite sketch of the suspect in an April 30 incident of suspected child luring.
Economist Robyn Allan has quit as intervenor in the Trans Mountain pipeline hearings

Expert quits ‘rigged’ Trans Mountain oil pipeline review

Economist Robyn Allan calls National Energy Board biased, its decision 'predetermined' in favour of Kinder Morgan

Economist Robyn Allan has quit as intervenor in the Trans Mountain pipeline hearings

Chilliwack ATVer dies on trail

Andy Rotzetter, 48, succumbs to injuries after falling off cliff along Windy Knob Trail

  • May 19, 2015
The Burrard Thermal generating station at Port Moody is used only about one per cent of the time and BC Hydro says the likelihood of it being needed as emergency power backup for the Lower Mainland will soon diminish further.

Metro Vancouver support for Burrard Thermal comes with a catch

Vancouver directors insist natural gas power plant that serves as energy backup must switch to green fuel source

The Burrard Thermal generating station at Port Moody is used only about one per cent of the time and BC Hydro says the likelihood of it being needed as emergency power backup for the Lower Mainland will soon diminish further.

RCMP will be out in force for long weekend

Chilliwack RCMP are reminding back country users to that there will be extra patrols out this holiday weekend.

B.C. Nurses' Union president Gayle Duteil speaks to rally at B.C. legislature Thursday. Their contract expired more than a year ago.

Nurses push for new hires at legislature rally

BCNU says "grievalanche" over 10,000 unstaffed shifts has moved Health MInister Terry Lake to action

B.C. Nurses' Union president Gayle Duteil speaks to rally at B.C. legislature Thursday. Their contract expired more than a year ago.
Zoey Slater

Browne Creek Wetlands bolster park system

The Browne Creek Wetlands is the newest addition to Chilliwack's trail network. But the work's not over yet, proponents say.

Zoey Slater
Chilliwack council was set to vote Tuesday on whether to accept $800

UPDATE: Council eyes pipeline benefits for pedestrian bridge

Council will be considering the matter at city hall, but signing
'does not indicate support' for Kinder Morgan's pipeline

Chilliwack council was set to vote Tuesday on whether to accept $800
The oil tanker Everest Spirit in Vancouver harbour

Metro Vancouver board votes to oppose oil pipeline twinning

Some directors fear oil-by-rail risks may grow if Kinder Morgan is thwarted from twinning Trans Mountain pipeline

The oil tanker Everest Spirit in Vancouver harbour
Rona's new location in the former Target site at Cottonwood Mall will offer 90

Former Target store in Chilliwack will become a Rona

"We're very happy to be moving into a new location," Rona executive vice-president Luc Rodier told The Progress.

Rona's new location in the former Target site at Cottonwood Mall will offer 90
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